It’s a Full Fall of International Art
MONTAGUE DAWSON (1890-1973), BRITISHBLOWING HARD (detail)$40,000—60,000
Fall 2014 – busier than ever! With preparations well underway for our December 10th auction of International Art, we thought we’d tease you with a few of the favourites recently consigned to us: “Blowing Hard” a fine oil painting by renowned British Maritime artist Montague Dawson (1890-1973); a brilliant colour pastel by Barbizon artist Leon Augustin L’Hermitte (1844-1925); an exquisite romantic genre by French/Italian artist Frederic Soulacroix (1858-1933); and yet another “untraced” painting commissioned by Adolphe Goupil in Paris in the early 1850’s and exhibited in the Salon of 1857 by French artist Alexander Cabanel (1823-1889) – our appetite for discovery is thoroughly whetted. Finally, we are most excited about another discovery - with more research underway – a collection of five extremely rare, marvelously detailed, vibrantly coloured watercolour portraits of North American Indians, studies from life, that were executed for the lithograph plates illustrated in Thomas L. McKenney & John Hall’s master work: “The History of the Indian Tribes of North America”. We promise to keep you posted on all our research and other new arrivals on our website as more paintings, drawings and sculpture continue to be consigned.
FREDERIC SOULACROIX (1858-1933) , FRENCH/ITALIANAU REVOIR (detail)$20,000—30,000
October is the month to be online!
Aiming to offer all the art we know you love, we’ve also pulled together an amazing October of online auctions, including: 19th Century Continental Paintings, Russian Paintings and Decorative Arts, and American and 20th Century Paintings.
One of a collection of five watercolour portraits of North American Indians, relating to Thomas L. McKenney & John Hall’s master work: “The History of the Indian Tribes of North America” (detail)
The 19th Century Continental Paintings online auction showcases many of the most popular artists from Continental Europe whom have been in high demand in Waddington’s catalogue sales. Wonderful genre paintings by collector favourites such as Bernard de Hoog, Arthur Heyer, Johan Scherrewitz, Leurs, Heyligers, and Huber and many more charming, elaborately framed works.
The Russian Art and Decorative Art online auction is presented in conjunction with our Decorative Arts department. It features a diverse collection of oils and watercolours by 19th and 20th Century Russian artists including: Irene Klestova’s “Roses”; a double sided oil by Abraham Manievich; portraits by Anatoly Zverev; and paintings by Nikolay Miliotti, Serge Chepik, Alexander Tyshler, Yuri Krasny, and Vasyl Myazin. We are also delighted to showcase a special collection of nine large oils by Latvian artist Janis Ferdinands Tidemanis. Acquired directly from the artist’s Toronto studio from his wife, nearly 25 years after his death in 1990, they represent Tidemanis’ best subjects dating from the 1930’s and 1940’s. These brilliantly coloured portraits of women and a still life have never been on the market and are expected, as in past sales, to set more records for Tidemanis.
Rounding out our October online auctions are American and 20th Century Paintings featuring a diverse collection of 19th to 21st Century paintings including notable American artists: Paul Jenkins, Andre Gisson, Leonardo Nierman, Michael Steiner, Claire Shuttleworth, Clark Greenwood Voorhees, and James Cafferty, and numerous works by 20th and 21st Century masters from all countries including Czech, Dutch, Polish, Romanian, Haitian, Israeli, and Japanese schools headed by mid 20th Century artists such as Suzanne Eisendieck, Dietz Edzard, Hugo Schieber, Francois Gall and Gerard Adolfs. The collection of captivating portraits direct from the estates of the artists’ studios, including rare works by Traian Biltiu Dancus and Jean Nitescu acquired through descent from the artists in Romania, are sure to command your attention.
Fine Prints & Photography in Early 2015
Back by popular demand, we’ll be offering our Fine Print and Photography Auction in the early months of 2015, including a most impressive roster of the top printmakers in the world. We have already amassed fine prints, entire folios by major graphic artists and photographs for the upcoming auction including by Warhol, Picasso, Miro, Chagall, Dali, Marino Marini, Henry Moore and many more.
We also look forward to offering more specialized online auctions in the new year including Old Master (for the first time) and British Paintings.
Still Time to Consign!
If you’ve been thinking about finding out who painted that old panel on your wall that needs to be identified or selling your fine European painting collection and wish to take advantage of this opportunity to consign to the fall International Art auctions, there’s still time to consign to the online sales (consignment deadline October 3). We are also pleased to accept consignments of your most important paintings and sculpture for our prestigious December 10th live auction of International Art (consignment deadline October 17).
As always, we I can hardly wait to see what gems you may have to tantalize the international art world.
ARTHUR HEYER (1872-1931), GERMANWHITE PERSIAN CATS (detail)$1,200—1,800
IRENE KLESTOVA (1908-1989)RUSSIAN ROSES (detail)$5,000—7,000
REUBEN TAM (1916-1991)AMERICAN ISLAND ENDINGS (detail)$3,000—4,000